Dr. Victoria Baines

Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University

Victoria Baines has spent the last 15 years analysing and investigating cybercrime and online safety issues. Until 2017, Baines was Facebook’s Trust and Safety Manager for EMEA. Her work focused on operational support to law enforcement and strategic engagement with policy makers on criminal activity online. Before joining Facebook, Baines led the strategy team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU’s cyberthreat analysis. She designed and developed the iOCTA, Europe’s flagship threat assessment on cybercrime and authored 2020, scenarios for the future of cybercrime that were the basis for a successful short film series of the same name. Prior to this, Baines was Principal Analyst at the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).